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by Forward Shapes

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I Live On 05:26
One day I wake up And ten years have passed Whatever happened To days I thought would last Time never seems To flow endlessly Disappearing and Suppressing me Ten years I've given to Living in an altered state My future uncertain This risk is my escape Tired of fighting and Tired of loosing What will it take to Live carefree Counting Running Time fading I will Let go I live on The next ten years I will hold in my heart Time will dissipate But I live on
Never Forget 08:01
I sometimes break My wall of defense Vulnerable and frail I fall Doubt starts to flood My thoughts and actions Confidence is lost I'm frantic I struggle to make sense Why its happened again What must I change To persevere Fly high I'll defy All threats My surreal high Fly high I control This climb My surreal high Emotions I learn to control To channel this strength Nerves are gone Breathing is calm My mind is set On the task ahead This state you Can't take from me No more will I Defeat myself Emotions I learn to control I look back and reflect On those days I could direct A state I've not felt I can never forget Emotions I learn to control To channel this strength This time I won't forget
He waits For that day To look Like the ads portray How far will he go To change We see Those who we want To be Reflecting How far we will go To change She lives In a plastic world Wishing That she'd make heads turn How far will she go To change One world One life Reflections Don't feel right One world One life How long Until we realize We hide In our mind From the shadows Of our life We're lost In seclusion With illusions Trapped inside Living in mirrors Living in mirrors Why must we look Through the eyes of the world Why don't we listen To the voice inside Take yourself As you are Take all that regret and Throw it all away They change Blending away Winners To societies game Was it worth to forgo To shine Idols They are the mirror Through which we see The way we wish To look and be
Sometimes I want more From my simple life What would it take To break out of this state Walk out and run Blind to who I'll become Tell me I can choose With nothing to lose Break out of this degree Tell me I can dream To become fulfilled Free from this degree Years I have spent Struggling inside the machine I was a sheep But the wolf has come out of me I won't regress this is my chance To be something more Tell me I can choose With nothing to lose Break out of this degree Tell me I can dream To become fulfilled Free from this degree One day I will choose With nothing to lose Break out of this degree One day this dream Will become fulfilled I'm free from this degree
Holding On 04:48
Time Dilutes my mind A memory held dear Afraid it may disappear Frozen Just for a second Eye to eye I see you smile I feel alive Why can't I let go Holding On To just one feeling Holding On Words I never said Holding On A frame of a moment All I wished Was to see you again To test if what I felt Could be felt by you as well Holding On One look Stopped time In the moment I reside Holding On One look Stopped time In the moment I reside
Proclivity 07:40
I awake in a place I don't know Drained and alone It's time for me to go For years I've unraveled For months I have traveled These cities are empty But I carry on Somewhere beyond I sense my counterpart looks on I hope one day our paths will intersect Our hearts will lead us Our senses deceive us A will to discover Our unity Near, near and far I'm one step closer To where you are This, this journey Is my proclivity I'll walk till I'm old I'll turn every stone Living my life Searching for you Roads misleading I keep dreaming Days are fading You keep waiting Spirit hopeful Heart is open Will I see your Signs for me Male Choir I am near And far One step closer To where you are Oh this journey I am searching My proclivity Female Choir I am near And far One more step To where you are Oh this journey Searching for you It is my proclivity
Legacy 11:16
As I look to the night sky above I feel hope Solitude I have stood many times doubting why I try And yet it all comes back to that first day A vow A dream Is what I have to Carry me through this I think of what is ahead And all that I'll give The work begins It starts with a note A word or just a feeling Evolves into something Unforeseen The days All blend away Weeks months years gone Good times or bad I endure I've wanted at times To give up Let go Yet something inside Brought me back inspired And I will see This all the way through As I walk Thinking Why I give so much To one chance To this dream I walk We walk To the center of desire One step Closer To the core And you'll ask What if No one Cares about what I've done Are five years just wasted I hope To inspire just one Creating My dream Passing on a legacy


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US based project Forward Shapes was formed by Brian Andrews and Andrei Kryssov. They met in 2005 at Chapman University in Orange County, California. They were both Freshman at the time, with Brian studying Film & Music and Andrei studying Business. In between full course loads and University life, the duo composed the material that would eventually end up as their debut album "Legacy". Song writing was completed in 2007. Piano recordings were completed in 2008, followed by Guitar recordings which were completed in 2009.

To complete the recordings they opted to use project musicians from various parts of the US, including legendary drummer Marco Minnemann. Each musician recorded their individual parts in their home studios, which later were assembled by Andrei Kryssov, and mixed by Ryan Hunter. At the end of 2011 a full albums worth of material was ready for mastering, and in 2012, after almost 7 full years of development, Forward Shapes released their debut and only album "Legacy".


released March 17, 2012

Keyboards: Brian Andrews
Guitars: Andrei Kryssov (flipthatswitch.bandcamp.com)

With very special guests:
Bass: Mark Buchner
Bass, Backing Vocals, Irish Whistle: Ryan Hunter
Drums: Marco Minnemann
Vocals: Alison Vance

Produced by: Andrei Kryssov
Co-Produced by: Ryan Hunter
Mixed by: Ryan Hunter
Mastered by: Eroc at EMR (www.eroc.de)


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Forward Shapes Los Angeles, California

Progressive Rock group fusing Journey inspired melodies, Evanescence and Nightwish female vocals, and atmospheric Pink Floyd instrumental passages. Keyboardist Brian Andrews and guitarist Andrei Kryssov started the band in 2005 during their 1st year in college. The collaboration resulted in “Legacy”, an atmospheric Prog Rock album that will take you on a melodic journey of epic proportion. ... more

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